Talk at Mt. Holly Library to Discuss Vermont’s Ninth Regiment
The Mount Holly Town Library will be sponsoring a Vermont Humanities Council Program on Saturday, March 11, at 2 p.m. This event will be held at the Library, 26 Maple Hill Road, Belmont, and is titled ‘One Regiment’s Story in the Civil War: the Ninth Vermont, 1862 to 1865.’ From guarding Confederate prisoners incarcerated at Camp Douglas, Illinois, to the woods of coastal North Carolina and finally to the gates of Richmond, the Ninth Vermont Regiment earned a reputation of being well-disciplined and steadfast under fire. Although lacking the renown of other Vermont units, it represented the state well throughout its history. Civil War historian Donald Wickman will offer listeners tales of the Ninth Vermont, highlighted by the stories of some of the 1,878 Vermonters who comprised it, as it became one of the most traveled regiments in the Federal army. This event is free, open to the public, and accessible to those with disabilities. Call Joan McCallum at 802- 259-2318 or the Library at 802-259-3707 to learn more. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.